Saturday, August 27, 2016

It was, literally, a sight for sore eyes. Two years ago March 12, trumpets blasted in Ankeny, Iowa, as America's new gladiators for agricultural...

How will we -- farmers everywhere -- sustain our ability to feed any of us when there are more of us and less of everything else? Sheep, excellent or otherwise, ain't gonna get that job done. Leaders will.

Ranchers have a well-earned reputation for speaking plain English plainly. Translation As such, cowboys instantly translate phrases like “government revenue enhancements” and “now pursuing...

A good friend recently reminded me of a story Jackie "Moms" Mabley liked to tell about how easily people are misled into trusting the...

UEP is working with the Humane Society of the U.S. to codify federal regulations it knows its customers know they want for its chickens.

As corn and soybeans cash prices flutter around their post-harvest highs, a farmer telephones with a question: How do February's stronger prices compare to...

A dash of sugar-like snow is almost lost in the brown grass and gray sky out my back door. Winter's dullness seems to have...

The lead story on the front page of the Jan. 30 Wall Street Journal reported "that a 'significant amount'" of an estimated $1.2 billion in customer money that disappeared when investment bank MF Global Holdings Ltd. collapsed "could have 'vaporized' as a result of chaotic trading ... the week before the company's Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing."

Like the weather, everyone complains about how slanderous politics has become but no one ever does anything about it.

In south Texas, 407 million gallons of water will yield either $200,000 of corn or $2.5 billion of oil and gas. That means there are 12,500 times more reasons to use the water to extract oil and gas than to grow corn and cows.
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